Kinesiology & Recreation Management

croppedbisonsThe FKRM creates, translates, and mobilizes knowledge related to physical activity, human movement, sport, and leisure through undergraduate and graduate education, research and scholarship, university sport, and recreation programming. Studying at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management allows students to engage in human rights in an active and community-oriented way. Fieldwork and Mentorship programs provide students with a chance to get out into the community and not only learn, but help others in the process

For more information, including registration details, contact the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

Aboriginal Youth Mentor programs

Service learning opportunities via the Aboriginal Youth Mentor programs (students who complete the Diver Populations course can later be hired to work in the mentor programs). Aboriginal high school mentors are guaranteed work as community members/university mentors once they graduate high school. The Aboriginal youth mentor programs are viewed as both a recruitment and retention opportunity, particularly for Aboriginal and other under-represented groups.

Inclusive Physical Activity and Leisure (PERS 3100) 

This course introduces the foundations of inclusive physical activity and leisure and the application of this knowledge to individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences with a focus on people with various forms of impairment.

Canadian Sport History (PERS 3170)

This course will emphasize the rise of modern sport in Canada and will reflect on the ways in which social change has influenced sport and physical activity. This course provides an overview of issues and topics related to the development of modern sports in Canada. Using the concepts of class, gender, race and ethnic identity as interpretive tools, the course will examine: physical activities and games of First Nations; sport and recreation in new France and British North America; sports in post-Confederation Canada; and developments in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Philosophy of Physical Activity and Leisure (PERS 3340) 

Issues in sport, physical education and recreation will be examined from a philosophical perspective.

Culturally Relevant Physical Education and Health (PHED 3360)

An investigation of physical health and education from a critical theorist perspective, that is, one that investigates the different relations of power and privilege (based on ability, gender, race, socio-economic class, sexuality, etc.) experienced within education experiences of young people from diverse backgrounds will be analyzed from a holistic perspective.

Sociology of Physical Activity and Leisure (PERS 3460) 

This course examines sociological factors that influence and shape participation in the areas of physical activity, sport and leisure. The exploration of students’ own experiences in this field is emphasized, using an analytical model examining experiences as they arise out of the interplay of social structure and individual agency.

Diverse Populations Mentorship (PHED 3760)

An experiential service learning course focused on inner city youth implemented in partnership with several levels of government.

Sport and the Body (PERS 4320)

A critical analysis of current, interdisciplinary topics pertaining to sport and the body. This course tackles difficult and controversial questions related to the active body.

Sport, Film and Society (PERS 4340)

This seminar format course encourages students to use films as “texts” through which important sociocultural themes related to the study of sport, recreation, physical activity, dance, and physical education can be explored. It builds upon themes explored in courses such as PERS 3460 and uses film as a way to examine the intersections between the representations of key historical and sociological concepts, such as social class, gender, and race/ethnicity and the representations of sport and the moving body. The course is organized around these themes and includes a variety of film genres, primarily feature films and documentaries. Each seminar includes one or more screenings upon which class discussions are based. The course concludes with a screening of the films made by the students themselves, a key component of the course evaluation.

Supervised Fieldwork Experience (KIN/REC 4630)

A semester of experiential learning at an allied agency, which varies by student interest and availability of placements.

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